Nik Peachey: Verification Handbook

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Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey

Although this was written for journalists, I think it has some really valuable insights for educators and students when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. Excellent stuff. A MUST read.

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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Feb 5

Ben Benavides: Exploring Social Media Web Sites: A Guide for the Open Source Analyst

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PDF (32 Pages): Ben Benavides Social Web Sites A Guide

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Jan 17

2014 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

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2014 Version Now Posted — May 2014

Ben Benavides is one of a handful of master OSINT trainers, along with Ran Hock and Arno Reuser.

PDF (236 Pages): 2014 OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go (Bag O’ Tradecraft)

See Past Versions Below the Line.

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Sep 13

Reference: Data Journalism Handbook

Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook is a free open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism.

It was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners – including from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, Deutsche Welle, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, La Nacion, the New York Times, ProPublica, the Washington Post, the Texas Tribune, Verdens Gang, Wales Online, Zeit Online and many others.

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Jul 24

Reference: The Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook

This handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.

An Open Knowledge Foundation project.

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Jul 24

2014 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc.

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Ran Hock

Ran Hock

PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, Dr. Ran Hock

Dr. Ran Hock has done more than any single individual to educate both government and private sector parties with respect to the value of the deep web.  He has single-handedly trained hundreds of individuals in the nuances of this major new intelligence resource base.  Emphasizing individual analytic skills and common sense rather than arcane expensive and generally unproductive technologies, he represents the intersection of integrity, intelligence, and intuition in the service of all legitimate governments and organizations.

OSINT Online Training Handbook

OSINT Online Training Handbook Updated

The blurb from Arno Reuser, founder and chief of the Dutch military open source intelligence division, says essentially that attending Ran Hock’s course once a year made him look smart for the entire year.  Arno is a master librarian and a giant in the field, he is being modest, but this is the kind of praise that Ran Hock’s earns from the “best of the best.”

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Aug 1

Reference: Human Intelligence (HUMINT)–All Humans, All Minds, All the Time

Robert David Steele
Position: External Researcher
Email Mr. Robert D. Steele

ROBERT D. STEELE is a retired Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer and also qualified as an S-1/Adjutant, with service at all levels from platoon to Service Headquarters. After four years active duty (the balance in the Individual Ready Reserve) and a decade in the clandestine service of the Central Intelligence Agency (including three tours overseas focused on terrorist and extremist targets), he resigned from the CIA to accept a Marine Corps invitation to be the senior civilian responsible for creating the Marine Corps Intelligence Center (today a Command) and served as the study directory for the flagship study, Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations in the Third World. He resigned from the Marine Corps civil service in 1993 to lead the modern Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution, and is the author of the DIA, NATO, and SOF OSINT Handbooks, as well as personally responsible for training 7,500 officers from 66 countries. His latest book, INTELLIGENCE for EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability, outlines a course of action for creating public intelligence in the public interest across all organizations, beginning with the United Nations. Mr. Steele founded OSS.Net, Inc. and Earth Intelligence Network, the latter a 501c3 public charity, and is the foremost proponent for a Swedish concept enhancing Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, and Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2). Mr. Steele holds graduate degrees in international relations and public administration from Lehigh University and the University of Oklahoma. He has also earned a certificate in intelligence policy from Harvard University and a diploma in defense studies from the Naval War College.

SSI Publications by Mr. Robert D. Steele

EDIT:  None of these are “handbooks” in the classical sense of the word, but all are strategic guides that set the standard for holistic approaches to human intelligence, information operations, and analytic intelligence.

Added June 03, 2010
Type: Monograph
Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time.
Authored by Mr. Robert D. Steele.
The author explores the centrality of Human Intelligence in meeting the needs of the U.S. Army, as well as the Department of Defense, and the whole of government, for relevant information and tailored intelligence essential to creating a national security strategy; for defining whole of government policies that work in harmony; for acquisition of the right capabilities at the right price in time to be useful; and for operations, both local and global.
Added February 01, 2006
Type: Monograph
Information Operations: Putting the “I” Back Into DIME.
Authored by Mr. Robert D. Steele.
In the Age of Information, the primary source of National Power is information that has been converted into actionable intelligence or usable knowledge. Information Operations is the critical ingredient in early warning, peacekeeping, stabilization & reconstruction, and homeland defense.
Added February 01, 2002
Type: Monograph
The New Craft of Intelligence: Achieving Asymmetric Advantage in the Face of Nontraditional Threats.
Authored by Mr. Robert D. Steele.
This monograph is the third in the Strategic Studies Institute’s “Studies in Asymmetry” Series. In it, the author examines two paradigm shifts–one in relation to the threat and a second in relation to intelligence methods– while offering a new model for threat analysis and a new model for intelligence operations in support to policy, acquisition, and command engaged in nontraditional asymmetric
LINKS REPAIRED 10 July 2010
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Jul 10

Search: osint handbook

Too much stuff comes up on this despite its being avery reasonable search.  Here is a shorter hit list.

2009 OSINT Links Directory by Ben Benavides

2009 Handbook Online for Internet Tools and Resources for Creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Dr. Ran Hock, Chief Training Officer, Online Strategies, Inc. remains the best private sector offering.

Handbook: Election 2008 Annotated Bibliography on Reality

2004 Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

2000-2002 NATO OSINT Handbooks

Handbook: Open Source Intelligence 101 (2002)

2000 PRIMER on Open Sources & Methods

1998 Open Source Intelligence Executive Overview (Handbook)

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Feb 15

2000-2002 NATO OSINT Handbooks

NEW:

BGen James Cox, CA (Ret) On the Record on Open Source Information versus Open Source Intelligence versus Secret Intelligence

NATO OSINT to OSE/M4IS2 Round-Up

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2001

NATO

Training OSS & SACLANT NATO OSINT Handbook

2002

NATO

Training SACLANT & OSS NATO OSINT Reader

2002

NATO

Training SACLANT NATO Intelligence Exploitation of the Internet

For the record:  Robert Steele wrote 85% of the first, and provided 85% of the second from conference proceedings.  The third was done almost entirely by LCdr Andrew Chester, RN Canada.  The first NATO document was in turn based on Steele’s writing of the first DIA OSINT Handbook in 1996.

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Jul 17

2004 Special Operations Forces OSINT Handbook (Strawman)

SOF (Civil Affairs) 2004

SOF (Civil Affairs) 2004

SOF (Civil Affairs) 2004

Handbook Free Online

 

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Jul 4